Fisheagle Canoe Safari
A firm Zambezi favourite! Our Fisheagle Canoe safari starts at Kariba and follows the river down to Mana Pools. Paddling through the Kariba Gorge with its imposing towering cliffs to the floodplains rich with wildlife.
This has the be the ultimate way to get back to nature in Africa, so come and join us and see for yourself.
- A really good canoe adventure
- Fish eagles soar above the water
- Lower Zambezi River and Mana Pools National Park
- 6 days / 5 nights
Highlights of the Fisheagle Canoe Safari
We’re at the top of our game when it comes to canoe safaris. With over 21 years behind us our experience talks volumes! Our Fisheagle canoeing adventure is a leisurely affair. We set up camp before sunset on the river shore and only use top experienced canoe guides throughout the trip.
Fisheagle Canoe Safari is semi-participatory so, everyone helps set up the camp each evening. We use two man dome tents which are simple to erect. All the food and equipment is transported by canoe so there are no back up vehicles. And, you don’t have to be an experienced paddler just so long as you’re fit and healthy.
- Great canoe safari for the adventurous. Excellent for viewing wildlife close-up. Look out for elephant, buffalo, impala, waterbuck, hippo, crocodile and plentiful birdlife. Leopard, lion and painted hunting dog can also be seen but they’re a little more illusive
- Spectacular birding including fish eagles hunting fish in the river
- All our guides are knowledgeable and experienced and are passionate canoeists
- Paddle strong and stable Canadian canoes
Best time to do the Fisheagle Canoe Safari
- Available all year round
- August to November is the best time to view game and it gets pretty hot just before the rains in Mid-November
Finally, follow this link to read more about canoeing in Africa and other canoe safaris and more info about other Upper Zambezi Canoeing options on our sister website.
|Day 1 - Kariba to Crocodile Rocks - 18km||Safety briefing/check-in before heading to the start point. Paddle until lunchtime and siesta during the heat of the day. Carry on canoeing until 5pm when you reach the island, set up camp and relax!|
|Day 2 - Twin Logs Island - 27 km||Tea and biscuits at sunrise, then onto the river, paddle until breakfast through the incredible Zambezi valley. Lunch stop, paddle on to Twin Logs island, home for the night.|
|Day 3 - Kakomarara - 28 km||Days follow a similar theme. Excellent wildlife - look out for elephant, impala, buffalo, crocodile and some amazing birdlife. Wild dog and lion are in the area but may be a little more illusive.|
|Day 4 - Lone Acacia Island - 27 km||Coffee at sunrise then it's all aboard the canoes to paddle to Lone Acacia Island, stopping for breakfast, lunch and siesta en route. Canoe until early evening and set up camp.|
|Day 5 - Trichelia Island - 23 km||Today canoe to Trichelia Island on the Zambezi River. Stop at midday for a well-earned lunch and siesta, until mid afternoon, paddle until 5pm, set up camp and watch the sun go down.|
|Day 6 - Mana Pools||An early start to arrive at Mana Pools at 10am. Canoes are loaded on to the vehicles, returning to Kariba by 3pm.|